Medical Coder with Veteran’s Administration Experience

Medical Coder with Veteran’s Administration Experience

Job Location: Remote
Type: Full Time 
Education Level: Certificate 
Experience with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) Required
Summary

The Medical Coders is responsible for reviewing health record documentation and providers’ scope of practice to assign diagnostic and procedural codes at a minimum 95% accuracy rate and within required performance timelines. The Medical Coder codes Outpatient Encounters including Radiology, Lab, or other Ancillary Services, Surgical to include pathology and anesthesia services, Inpatient Professional Services; and Inpatient Episodes/Admission Services in accordance with Veterans Health Administration Handbooks and protocols.  The VA Coder abstracts other identified data items and enters the data into the local Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture system, encoder program, or writes the information on source documents as agreed with the local facility.
Requirements

  • Coder works remotely.  
  • Use knowledge of International Classification of Diseases, Current Procedural Terminology, and Healthcare Common Procedural Coding System Level II code sets and guidelines and other generally accepted available resources to review health record documentation and providers’ scope of practice to assign diagnostic and procedural codes at a minimum 95% accuracy rate and within required performance timelines.
  • Codes Outpatient Encounters including Radiology, Lab, or other Ancillary Services, Surgical to include pathology and anesthesia services, Inpatient Professional Services; and Inpatient Episodes/Admission Services.
  • Codes Veteran Tortfeasor Claims; Veteran Workers’ Compensation, Humanitarians, beneficiaries of the Military Health System, Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Ineligibles, Fugitive Felon, Prosthetics, non-Veterans Affairs Fee Services, and New Insurance/Late Checkout. New Insurance/Late Check Out encounters shall be coded within seven (7) days of coder assignment.
  • Abstracts other identified data items and enters the data into the local Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture system, encoder program, or writes the information on source documents as agreed with the local facility. 
  • Includes a decision as to whether an encounter is billable, based on non-compliance with documentation and resident supervision guidelines.  Utilizes the Case Comment communication tool to provide billing staff with a standardized reason (case comment) why they believe an outpatient encounter cannot be billed. 
  • Answer follow up questions and provide references in support of code selections.

Education
Candidate must hold a current AAPC or AHIMA Certification 
Must obtain the required continued education hours at no expense to the company in order to maintain current and proper national certification(s) required for the position. 
Experience
At minimum of 2 years of experience in medical coding for the VA
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